EVA Air of Taiwan is preparing for a major network expansion, as it prepares to serve Milan and Munich.
EVA Air Boeing 777-300ER arriving at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport – Image, Economy Class and Beyond
The airline notes this will be the first European route expansion in 25 years. It will add additional connectivity to the routes the airline operates to, including:
- London Heathrow
- Amsterdam Schiphol
- Paris charles de gaulle
- Vienna International
The airline will start with two flights a week to Milan and four to Munich. The planned operations is as follows:
Tapei Taoyuan Airport – Milan Malpensa
BR95 DEPART TPE 21:50 ARRIVE MXP 06:15+1 BR96 DEPART MXP 11:00 ARRIVE TPE 06:15+1 Commences 25 October 2022 BR95 operates on Tuesdays and Saturdays, BR96 operates Wednesdays and Sundays. Booked Equipment: Boeing 777-300ER
Tapei Taoyuan Airport – Munich Airport
BR71 DEPART TPE 23:00 ARRIVE MUC 07:25+1 Mondays Only BR71 DEPART TPE 23:40 ARRIVE MUC 07:55+1 Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays BR72 DEPART MUC 11:40 ARRIVE TPE 06:40+1 Tuesdays Only BR72 DEPART MUC 12:30 ARRIVE TPE 07:30+1 Mondays, Thursdays and Sarturdays Commences 3rd November 2022 BR71/72 operate at different times - check when you book Booked Equipment: Boeing 777-300ER
The booking window for these flights opens on the 6th of July. They will both be operated utilising a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.
EVA had planned to launch the Milan service in February 2020 but the pandemic and associated lockdowns made that impossible. With things settling down, the airline is moving ahead with service to Italy’s second-most populous city and financial capital.
Milan and Munich mark EVA’s first route expansion in the European market in 25 years. EVA currently flies nonstop to Taipei from Paris and Vienna and operates direct flights from London and Amsterdam with one stop in Bangkok. The added service will give business and leisure travellers more itinerary opportunities when they choose to arrive in one city and return from another.
Flight times are good for those who require onward connections to the northeast and southeast Asia with EVA Air, whilst the early morning arrivals can allow for onward connections into Europe.
It’s more than a little different
It seems that EVA Air is looking at the European market (after a delay) and going “we’ll have some of that thank you very much”. With the move, the airline will serve six destinations in Europe, over the existing four.
EVA Air has focused on its traditional markets for some time – with Asia and North America being visitors for them. It seems the airline wants to take a bit of the European action, as well as continue its growth as it works its way out of the past two years.
For passengers, it gives more choice to Asia – especially those who wish to connect onward from Taipei.
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